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Re: printing library version

From: Lorenzo Bettini
Subject: Re: printing library version
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 15:46:36 +0200
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Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
Hi Lorenzo,

* Lorenzo Bettini wrote on Tue, May 19, 2009 at 11:58:04PM CEST:
if I want to print the library version from a program I cannot simply


because that does not correspond to the actual lib file name, e.g., 2:0:1 corresponds to

is it correct to print 2:0:1 or 1.1.0?

What do your users need the data for?

If this is for purely informational purposes, then it probably doesn't
even matter what you print.  If you need it for a technical reason,
well, I would like to understand that use case then.

I just wanted to print this version information together with a program's version information just to show which version of a library the program is using...

Lorenzo Bettini, PhD in Computer Science, DI, Univ. Torino
ICQ# lbetto, 16080134     (GNU/Linux User # 158233)

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